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The Wheel at Steel Pier

Quick take: Atlantic City

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postedJune 13, 2020

The seaside New Jersey community of Atlantic City is dotted with restaurants, casinos, shops, and other lively attractions, many connected by its famous boardwalk. Meet AC provides a variety of detailed itineraries for visitors, and its staff can help customize the perfect trip for groups.

Here are some highlights from those itineraries:

Life is Better at the Beach

It’s free to visit the beach in Atlantic City, so visitors can spend their summer vacation days strolling white sandy beaches searching for shells. They can grab drinks at the many beach bars, visit Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville entertainment complex, or find adventure while windsurfing, parasailing, or taking a surfing lesson.

Wine and Spirits

The Wine Trail winds through rural South Jersey with 15 wineries to hit. Located in Hammonton just 45 minutes from Atlantic City on a horse farm, Sharrott Winery offers up cheese boards, wine flights, and a patio with exquisite views of the countryside vineyards. And Little Water Distillery is the area’s first and only craft distillery to produce whiskey, rum, vodka, and gin.

Thrills and Chills

Steel Pier is home to The Wheel, the city’s newest attraction and the third-largest wheel in the U.S., with 40 temperature-controlled gondolas. Meet AC recommends boardwalkers take a sunset ride to see cotton candy skies. For a higher view, Steel Pier Helicopters offers shoreline flights, and the Reef Oasis Bar sits 1,000 feet over the ocean. Funnel cakes, ice cream, pizza, games, and amusement rides make Steel Pier a carefree experience by the sea.

For more information, email Heather Colache or go to

Top photo: The Wheel at Steel Pier
Photo by Meet AC


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Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Hagley Museum and Library
Maryland Office of Tourism Development
Meet AC
Virginia Beach Convention & Visitor Bureau